ONLINE FEEDBACK CLINIC: Creative Non-Fiction & Essays

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A portrait of Ellena Savage
30 July 2020 - 11:55 to 26 November 2020 - 11:55
Ellena Savage
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In this online course, students will develop a body of short nonfiction prose works under the mentorship and supervision of the essayist and academic Ellena Savage. Through careful workshopping and feedback, students will identify the strengths and weaknesses of their short nonfiction prose. In addition to personal draft feedback, Savage will recommend texts for students to study that might provide useful models to learn from, and she will set optional writing exercises for students to engage with in their own time.

It is an expected part of these clinics to share your work with and provide constructive feedback to your cohort of clinic participants.

Pieces of no more than 1500 words due by 11:55pm on Thursdays 30 July, 27 August, 1 October, 29 October, 26 November

Learning Outcomes:

In this course, students will:

  • Develop a body of short nonfiction prose;

  • Engage productively with expert feedback;

  • Identify and build on recurring themes in their own writing;

  • Develop strategies for sharp self-editing; and

  • Read generatively as a writer.

About Ellena Savage

Ellena Savage is the author of the essay collection Blueberries (Text Australia and Scribe UK, 2020), the chapbook Yellow City (The Atlas Review, 2019) and numerous essays, stories, and poems published in literary journals internationally. Ellena is the recipient of several grants and fellowships, including most recently the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship 2019–2021. She has a PhD in Creative Writing and is a former editor of The Lifted Brow.

Registration fee
Member $ 250.00
Concession Member $ 240.00
Non-Member $ 310.00
Donation $ 0.00

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